Reopening of junction reduces traffic congestion

Lo (right) waving at motorists after the switching on of the Mile 7 junction traffic light. Also seen are JKR Sarawak’s Pan Borneo Highway Unit deputy head Siti Rafizah Mohd Kasiran (second right) and SUPP Public Complaints bureau Chief Wilfred Yap (left). Photo: Ramidi Subari

KUCHING: The traffic light junction at Mile 7 connecting Jalan Penrissen to Jalan Kuching-Bau reopened to motorists today (Oct 12).

Batu Kitang assemblyman Lo Khere Chiang officiated at the simple reopening ceremony.

He pointed out that the reopening of the junction would reduce traffic congestion in the area.

“The junction is now open and we immediately see the smooth traffic flow,” he said when met by reporters on Tuesday.

Lo added the junction was also equipped with new traffic lights to improve the traffic flow.

He explained that the junction had been closed ever since the project commenced over three months ago. This had led to daily traffic congestions in nearby areas.

“Not only do the traffic jams irk me, I am sure most commuters in the area are also unhappy.

“Although the congestion issue here cannot be completely solved, I hope it can be minimised now that the junction is open.

“I thank all the people who had been patiently waiting for the opening of this road, I appreciate all their understanding and patience,” added Lo.